Boise State assistant professor of English Marcy Newman was recently awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to study outside of the U.S. during the 2005-06 academic year. Thanks to this award, Newman will lecture and conduct research at the University of Jordan in Amman, Jordan, and her research will focus on how Jewish and Palestinian children learn about one another in the U.S., as well as in Palestine and Israel.
The award is granted by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, a 12-member board appointed by the president. Fulbright grants are funded by appropriations made annually by Congress, together with contributions from partner countries and private donors. The stated purpose of the Fulbright program is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and those in the approximately 140 countries currently participating in the program.
Recipients of Fulbright Scholar awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement and because they've demonstrated extraordinary leadership potential in their fields.